Osvaldo “Ozzie” Martínez is Executive Vice President of Multiplatform News, Original Programming & Standards for the Telemundo Station Group, part of NBCUniversal Local, which includes 31 local Telemundo stations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
In his role, Martínez oversees the Telemundo owned stations’ comprehensive multiplatform news operations -- which are designed to evolve and grow to meet local audiences when and where they consume local news content -- and works closely with the stations' newsroom leaders to enhance operations, collaboration, strategy and talent development.
Martínez also leads the Telemundo Station Group’s news bureaus in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Mexico, which provide daily news and information to all Telemundo owned and affiliate stations across the country. As the head of Standards, Martínez also ensures that all local newsrooms are operating with the highest standards of journalistic integrity.
During his tenure with Telemundo Station Group, which he began as VP of News & Standards in 2013, Martinez has overseen considerable innovation and growth. In 2022, he played a key leadership role in the launch of NBC and Telemundo-owned stations' 15 news streaming channels, which are available across top OTT and streaming platforms.
In 2014, Martínez led the launch of “Telemundo Responde,” a consumer investigative unit that assists consumers who have been wronged, across 22 markets. The initiative then expanded to NBC owned stations. The NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ consumer units have now recovered more than $50 million for consumers in the communities served.
In addition, Martinez founded “Telemundo Local Academy” after noticing a need to create a professional pipeline for bilingual and Spanish-language local journalists. The hands-on training inprogram for undergraduate journalism students who want to serve bilingual audiences through careers in local broadcasting launched in 2017 in partnership with the University of Florida. It has since expanded to several campuses across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Before joining the Telemundo Station Group, Martínez held various newsroom roles with NBC 4 New York / WNBC from 2008 to 2014, including Assistant News Director. Prior to NBC 4, he was Executive Producer for CBS 4 South Florida / WFOR and Fox 7 / WSVN in Miami. Martínez began his media career at WSVN, where he became one of the youngest executive producers in the country and managed the station’s then four-hour morning newscast.
Martínez is an eight-time Emmy® Award-winning journalist. He also holds six Murrow Awards and, in 2012, was honored by El Diario La Prensa with an “EL Award.” In 2019, he was named to NYC Television Week’s 40 under 40 list. Martínez is bilingual and bicultural. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism and English from the University of Miami. He resides in Miami.